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Act Your Age


Published 1949


High school boy who has scratched his desk is lectured by principal on acting his age. Teen girls and boys turn into 5-year-olds, illustrating infantile reactions. The principal delivers a pep talk on growing up. A boy has a "How Old Am I?" chart. The school janitor / custodian lectures on immaturity.
Pictures Jim losing interest in his algebra and initialing the top of his desk. The principal, Mr. Edwards, talks with Jim about the adolescent's problem of growing up and meeting problems intelligently. While Jim repairs the desk, he thinks of situations which made his classmates weep, get angry and otherwise express their juvenile reactions. With Mr. Edwards' help, Jim works out a self-evaluation checklist to judge his personality, age and the manner in which he works out his problems.


Producer Coronet Instructional Films
Production Company Coronet Instructional Films
Sponsor N/A
Audio/Visual sound, color

Credits

director: Gil Altschul; cameraman: Bruce Colling; writers: Hartley Pfeil, Taylor; editor: George Wilbern; Paul Barnes, narrator; educational collaborator: Wendell W. Wright, Ph.D., Dean, School of Education, Indiana University; Paul Barnes:"Mr. Edmunds"; Carl Kroenke:"Mr. Olson"

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